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Atlanta Journal-Constitution -- Sports Copy Editor

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by RanaCash, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. RanaCash

    RanaCash New Member

    COPY EDITOR WITH SLOT EXPERIENCE, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    Nothing gets by you. Holes in stories, misspelled words, grammatical errors and other writing wrongs won't pass your eyes unnoticed.

    You are the ideal copy editor candidate for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

    Our readers demand accuracy, fairness, taste and clarity and the preferred applicant will help deliver that by making sure our articles adhere to and exceed AJC standards.

    Copy editors are responsible for presenting articles to readers that are clear and concise; writing headlines that are engaging, entertaining and enlightening; and crafting cutlines that are informative. The applicant should be experienced working in slot or being the final read and have strong time management skills. He or she will ensure readers have an enjoyable experience every time they pick up the newspaper.

    The preferred candidate will be called on to make quick decisions on deadline and collaborate with the night online team.

    Position Qualifications:
    * Bachelor's degree preferred.
    * Five or more years of professional journalism experience in a newsroom environment required.
    * Experience as a copy editor in slot preferred.
    * Demonstrated ability to edit at a level that meets AJC story standards required.

    Please contact:
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Rana L. Cash, Newsroom recruiter
    72 Marietta St., N.W.
    Atlanta, Ga. 30303
  2. Lollygaggers

    Lollygaggers Member

    Are we sure this is for sports and not for "breaking news" or "enterprise" or whatever their departments are called? You could be reading a lot more than sports if this is like the rest of their reorganization.
  3. Danny Noonan

    Danny Noonan Member

    Sports department? Isn't this the newsroom without walls that no longer has a sports department?

    Might be reading a lot of SWAT as well.
  4. Based on the fact it was posted by the newsroom recruiter, I would suggest the title is probably correct.

    But, yeah, I catch your drift.
  5. stillhungry

    stillhungry New Member

    Anybody have a feel for what the job security is in Atlanta? It's curious that they cut newsroom jobs not too long ago and now have several sports jobs posted. Were they getting rid of dead wood? Please give serious, helpful responses.
  6. They're so cute when they're young.
  7. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    Pretty sure this response is exactly what wasn't needed ...

  8. heytkachuk

    heytkachuk New Member

    Has anyone done more than a critique and essay so far? Has anyone interviewed?
  9. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    I don't know the situation in Atlanta, but it's probably similar to what's going on in many places. Not necessarily getting rid of dead wood, but getting rid of highly paid people and replacing them with lower-paid, less experienced people.
  10. Shifty Squid

    Shifty Squid Member

    The job security should be quite good. They didn't fire anyone in the reorganization. It was all voluntary buyouts. As they move into this "AJC 2.0" they talk about, I'm not sure exactly how things will pan out. But, among the many worries of AJC staff at the moment, job security is really quite low on that list.
  11. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    Of the AJC sports writers that I know, none are worried about their job and none have had their roles change significantly if at all. It is pretty much the same beats as before the renovation.
  12. LATimesman

    LATimesman Member

    The same beats unless that includes motor sports on a national or regional basis.

    Or golf.
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